Why Christmas at Disneyland Is the Most Magical Engagement Shoot Idea Ever

Shot on a cold winters day by Chen Sands Photography, our styled pre-wedding photo shoot is set in the happiest place on earth - Disneyland! Immerse yourself into the magical world of Disneyland Paris with these fun photos of engaged couple Mandi and Chris which we think you’ll falalalalove.

A few words from Chen of Chen Sands Photography…
Disneyland is a magical place and in winter, although you might not be blessed with blue skies, you do get to experience all the festive fun! I think it's perfect for couples who want casual and playful portraits and who of course love all things Christmassy! We went for sweet pink and light grey to bring out the colours of Sleeping Beauty Castle, but bright coats such as red or blue would also be fun!

Any tips for visiting Disneyland?
Don’t fear a visit to Disneyland on a wintery day - it is just as magical! I’d also suggest not just hitting the rides but also taking some time to simply stroll around. You’ll find some lovely areas like the village near Sleeping Beauty Castle where there are lots of snuggle spots!

The Mickey Mouse cookies that you see in some of our photos are from the dessert and sweets store on Main Street. They are filled with Nutella and are absolutely worth the long queue.

Finally, for the closing fireworks show, head over to the castle as early as you can (at least 30 minutes before the show) to secure yourself a spot as it gets very crowded!” ~ Chen

Any advice for couples looking to do a Disneyland photo shoot?
For couples who are looking to take photos during the winter time at Disneyland, make sure you leave yourselves extra time during the shoot for warming hot chocolates and delicious nibbles as it gets very cold!

A stroll down Main Street is standard fare for every visitor, but don’t forget to catch the ‘snow’ which is turned on for parades and the tree lighting. The ‘snow’ is also turned on periodically without prior warning, so you may be able to get pictures without the crowds – just be ready with your camera!

Speaking of avoiding crowds, the front of Sleeping Beauty Castle is lovely (take a selfie!) but the back is just as beautiful. Disney Village, the entertainment district outside of the Disneyland theme park, is also so sweet, with a pink/peach pagoda.

Keep up the fun and get ‘lost’ with Alice in Wonderland, play in the teacups, and find the special 25th anniversary teacup next to the teacup ride.

Don’t be afraid to purchase some sweet Disney accessories to use as photo props before you get to the park. There are lots of shops at the park that have amazing Disney products of course, but there are also some great things you can find online to give your shoot some extra flair and personal touches. I loved the ‘Mr’ and ‘Mrs’ Mickey and Minnie bags that we found online on Amazon.” ~ Chen

A few words from Mandi…
There’s something magical about Disneyland, where every couple gets to be the princess (or prince) in their fairytale and live Happily Ever After. And I’m glad we found ours!

Chris and I definitely enjoyed being kids again and having a wonderful time in Disneyland! Thank you Wedding Scoop for giving us a chance to live out a childhood fairytale!


Thank you for sharing, Chen and Mandi! And to our dearest Wedding Scoopers – in the words of Clement Clarke Moore, “Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!


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Styled shoot co-produced by The Wedding Scoop.


Vendor Information
Venue: Disneyland, Paris
Photography: Chen Sands Photography
Hair and Makeup: Langfield Hair and Makeup
Models: Mandi and Chris